Yoga isn’t just a physical practice – it’s a yoking of the mind body and soul (though I don’t like using that last word because it typically implies some religious affiliation). Basically yoga is a tool you can use to improve everything in your life. Using the tools you pick up in your day-to-day physical practice can drastically help you in other areas of you life outside the yoga studio.
Some ways that yoga has made me a better person are as follows:
1) Control: I tend to be a hot head. It takes a lot to truly upset me, but when my top blows it blows big time – we’re talking Mount Saint Heather (instead of Helens). I’d be lying if I said I’d never hit someone or shouted irrationally cruel things. It was only since taking yoga (and growing up a bit) that I find myself able to step back and take a deep breath before reacting. Who knew Ujjayi breath could help your personal relationships as well as warm up your body for an asana practice? Holler!